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In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences faced by Indian American children after exposure to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We demonstrate that there is an intimate connection—an almost exact correspondence—between James Mill’s colonial-racist discourse (Mill was the head of the British East India Company) and the current school textbook discourse. This racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces the same psychological impacts on Indian American children that racism typically causes: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon akin to racelessness, where children dissociate from the traditions and culture of their ancestors.

This book is the result of four years of rigorous research and academic peer-review, reflecting our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within academia.

Sanaischara Dwadasa Namam

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Sanaischara Dwadasa nama stotra
( Prayer with twelve names to Saturn)


Kunee , Sanaischaro , manda , chaya hrudaya nandana ,
Marthandaja sthadha souree , pathangee , Gruha nayaka,
Brahmanya kroora karma cha neela vasthro anjana dhuthi,
Dwadasithani Naamami prathar uthaya ya padeth,
SAnaischara bhayam nasthi . Lalkshmim aayuscha vindathi,
Dwadasahta janmastha . yekadasa phala pradha ,
Vishamasthobhi Bhagawan supreethasthya jayathe.

English translation
One with crooked feet , slow moving , darling son of Chaya devi,
Son of Sun God , archer , son of sun god , lord of planets,
Friend of Brahmin, one who does cruel acts , one who wears blue cloths and one who is black.
He who reads these twelve names as soon as gets up in the morn,
Will have no fear of Saturn and would be wealthy as long as he lives,
For twenty births he would get eleven times more benefit,
And even if he is in trouble , he would become drling of God.

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